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adj 1. in Ayurveda, “heavy” as a guna, one of the qualities characterizing all substances. Its complement is laghu.
2. a spiritual teacher, particularly in Tantric traditions. See also gunas and laghu.
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28] Tola Singh Bhallii's Gurarata navali (probably late eighteenth century) gives a death date and length of Guruship that yield an accession date of 14 March 1638, while Vir Singh Bal's Gurakirata prakasha (1834) yields an accession date of 28 March 1638.
Children singing and dressed in brightly coloured traditional dress made for a fantastic three-day celebration of the Guruship of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
During his guruship thousands of people began to follow the teachings of Sikhism.
42] He nevertheless indicates, as well, that the execution was the result of the combined machinations of the Sahi Katris and the fifth Guru's elder brother, Prithi Chand, who, according to tradition, had coveted the guruship of the Sikhs and had presented, spuriously, his own compositions as those of the legitimate Sikh Guru in order to bolster his claim.
In his thirty-sixth var,(7) Guru Arjan's maternal uncle Bhai Gurdas portrays the Minas as irredeemable wretches who will be punished in God's court, false claimants to guruship who lack the qualities necessary for spiritual leadership (36:11).